Schedule now for Math & Writing Center representatives to visit a class this fall.

Representatives with can speak with students on a variety of topics, including the center’s services, the writing process, grammar, plagiarism, how to study for math, and any specific content areas related to information literacy or writing.

Visits can be scheduled by emailing or today.

Email or call extension 2989 with questions.

Karen Evans to present at ALAO in November

Reference/Instruction Librarian (Public Services) Karen Evans’ paper “Got Your 6: Librarian Support for Student Veterans” has been selected for inclusion in the 40th Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference (“Advocacy, Engagement, Outreach”) at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center on November 14, 2014.  The paper has been selected by ALAO’s Diversity Committee as a sponsored program.

The selection of this paper for presentation at the ALAO conference is only the most recent episode in an extraordinarily productive period of scholarly research for Karen.  In the last nine months or so she has had various articles and book chapters that have either been published  or are in press, given webinars, and has presented – or will soon present – at numerous conferences.    She also holds leadership positions in several professional associations.


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Reference and Instruction Unit Well Represented at 2014 Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting

Reference and Instruction Unit Well Represented at 2014 Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting

Four members of the Reference and Instruction Unit have had proposals accepted for the 2014 annual meeting of the Indiana Library Federation.

Karen Evans will be making a presentation entitled “Combat to Classroom: How Librarians Can Help Veterans Succeed in Their Education.”  Her presentation will discuss the record number of veterans enrolling in higher education, the specific issues they face, and how librarians can assist them in achieving their education.

Shelley Arvin, Elizabeth Lorenzen, and Heather Rayl will also be presenting on a project they had funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Technology Grant that discusses how iPads can be used to teach undergraduates the basic tenets of ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards.

Brian Bunnett will be moderating a panel discussion on how various Indiana libraries have combined their service desks.   Panel members include librarians from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Butler University, and IUPUI.